COAP is concerned with criteria for academic appointments and promotions. It advises the Provost on individual appointments above the rank of Assistant Professor, on academic promotions from Assistant to Associate Professor that occur prior to the scheduled tenure review year, and on academic promotions from Associate Professor to Professor, after consultation with the appropriate Department Heads and others concerned. It makes recommendations to the Provost regarding recipients of sabbatical leaves. It makes recommendations to the Faculty for changes in recognized titles of academic rank and criteria of eligibility thereto. The Committee represents the Faculty to the President and Provost in consultation on appointment and performance evaluation of academic administrative officers.

Committee Composition from the Faculty Handbook

The Committee on Appointments and Promotions (COAP) consists of six elected Faculty Members holding the rank of Professor, with no more than one representative from any one academic department or program.